April 2020 (119)

Birds in the Barnes Foundation

ISBN: 9780764359057

Author: Julie Steiner    Publisher: Schiffer Books

A playful room-by-room "bird-watching" guide to the Albert C. Barnes galleries. Rumor has it that Dr. Barnes put a bird in every room of his famed collection. B...


A playful room-by-room "bird-watching" guide to the Albert C. Barnes galleries. Rumor has it that Dr. Barnes put a bird in every room of his famed collection. But is this really true, and if so, why? The Barnes Foundation collection offers an astounding array of art, focusing on post-impressionist and early modern masters: Renoir, Cezanne, Picasso, and Matisse. However, interspersed among these notable greats is a different kind of collection that incorporates folk art, pottery, furniture, and ironwork from cultures around the world. The instructional collection is built around a philosophy of individual interpretation, and following the birds from one room to another offers you an accessible starting point for uncovering the educational methods Dr. Barnes used to encourage students to look at art. This lighthearted tour weaves art, history, and lessons on the collection into a delightful search for birds hiding in the gallery.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 24-04-2020


$39.99
Birds in the Barnes Foundation 1000 Piece Puzzle

ISBN: 9780764359071

Publisher: Schiffer Books

This 1,000-piece puzzle featuring beautiful images from the book Birds in the Barnes Foundation lets you re-create a dozen of the collection's works of art.


This 1,000-piece puzzle featuring beautiful images from the book Birds in the Barnes Foundation lets you re-create a dozen of the collection's works of art.


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 28-04-2020


$45.00
Robbie Conal : Street Wise

ISBN: 9780764359088

Author: G James Daichendt    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The politically charged art of Robbie Conal is gnarled, gut retching, and emotionally laden. Featuring every image in Robbie Conal's storied poster campaigns, t...


The politically charged art of Robbie Conal is gnarled, gut retching, and emotionally laden. Featuring every image in Robbie Conal's storied poster campaigns, this is the definitive history of "America's foremost street artist" (Washington Post). A foreword by Shepard Fairey, American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, and activist, sets the scene. Conal's satirical posters of political figures are given richer context as his life story is insightfully joined with art criticism by expert Daichendt. Today honored by museums and arts organizations around the world, Conal hit high speed during the Reagan administration in 1986, when he began turning his grotesque portraits into street posters. We see Conal's life come together at a critical moment to attack issues of censorship, war, social injustice, and the environment.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 215 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 28-04-2020


$100.00
She's a Wildcat

ISBN: 9780764359101

Author: Candy Well    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Born of color and light in Long Beach, a protege of legendary lowbrow icon The PIZZ, Candy has struck a fever in the landscape of pop surrealism. Her damsels of...


Born of color and light in Long Beach, a protege of legendary lowbrow icon The PIZZ, Candy has struck a fever in the landscape of pop surrealism. Her damsels of the West, exotic tiki vixens, sultry hot-rod gals, and weirdo monsters have graced galleries, books, and magazines as far out as France, Italy, Germany, Japan, and Australia. Now, for the first time, Candy Weil's wild and wondrous works are collected and served up as the sexy, funny cartoon cocktail your eyes so desperately need. Over 200 color and black-and-white pieces, as well as sketches from various stages of her creative process, showcase Candy's unforgettable, eye-popping style and her growing fame in the lowbrow scene. Featuring a foreword by BigToe, this collection is a must-have for all lowbrow, vintage, and pop surrealism art lovers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 279 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 29-04-2020


$69.99
Designing a Coffeehouse

ISBN: 9789887928454

Publisher: Sendpoints

The origin of coffee dates back thousands of years, The unique charm of coffee makes it an irreplaceable part of life, with more and more coffee houses popping ...


The origin of coffee dates back thousands of years, The unique charm of coffee makes it an irreplaceable part of life, with more and more coffee houses popping up in different parts of the world.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 185 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2020


$59.99 $29.99
Colors Perfect : Color Matching for Brand Design

ISBN: 9789887928447

Publisher: Sendpoints

Color plays such an important role in visual effect, psychological experience, and brand characteristics that color marching is essential for a brand designer.T...


Color plays such an important role in visual effect, psychological experience, and brand characteristics that color marching is essential for a brand designer.This book arms readers with the basic knowledge of color matching and more than 100 commercial design cases which have been broken down as practical reference for creation.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 185 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2020


$59.99
The Great Info : Attractive and Effective Infographic Design

ISBN: 9789887928430

Publisher: Sendpoints

As an important type of graphic design, infographic is a highly condensed, yet versatile, way to transmit information. The book has included infographic designs...


As an important type of graphic design, infographic is a highly condensed, yet versatile, way to transmit information. The book has included infographic designs for different fields, in different creative approaches, and from different parts of the world. It explores the effective way to communicate by combing text, numerals, symbols, pictures and charts, while maintaining the appeal of design.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 185 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2020


$59.99 $29.99
Optimum Type

ISBN: 9788417656249

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

When we read, our brain is decoding a series of abstract symbols and synthesizing the results into complex ideas. Really, then, we see before we read. We recogn...


When we read, our brain is decoding a series of abstract symbols and synthesizing the results into complex ideas. Really, then, we see before we read. We recognize the character of a word before we ascertain its meaning. A tailor-made creative type takes advantage of this effect to visualize a specific brand, deliver its image and message and make it stand out among the crowd. To create an optimum type, a designer must understand the brand's philosophy, communicate with the client, feel with his empathy, and achieve a perfect solution with his professional skills. This publication features over a hundred custom types created by designers and agencies within diverse cultural contexts. Readers of this book will learn lessons from these creatives' work processes and be inspired to design types that satisfy their clients and wow their viewers.


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$120.00
Fashion Patternmaking Techniques Haute Couture Vol 2

ISBN: 9788417412388

Author: Antonio Donnanno    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

High fashion unquestionably goes hand-in-hand with sarto- rial and stylistic perfection. A driving force behind the entire fashion and garment industry, it repr...


High fashion unquestionably goes hand-in-hand with sarto- rial and stylistic perfection. A driving force behind the entire fashion and garment industry, it represents the search for new solutions concerning fabrics, style or patterns. In this context, the patternmaker is an essential figure who makes the stylist's ideas a reality. In this richly illustrated new volume from the Fashion Patternmaking series, the prolific author Antonio Donnanno describes the methods and techniques used in high-fashion for making drapes, frills and flounces, collars, necklines and sleeves, and trousers and skirts, in a detailed, understandable and step-by-step way. This publication com- pletes the series in high-fashion patternmaking, which started with volume 1 and which focused on draping techniques and decorations.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$89.99
Australia Modern

ISBN: 9780764358128

Author: Steve Huyton    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Australia has wildly differing topographies and climates, and its best residential architecture draws on those site conditions in inventive ways. This book illu...


Australia has wildly differing topographies and climates, and its best residential architecture draws on those site conditions in inventive ways. This book illustrates the strength of the country’s shift from British-influenced Georgian-style homes to more indigenous structures attuned to the land—a movement led by Australian architects such as Glenn Murcutt, Richard Leplastrier, and Gabriel Poole in the 1970s. Witness a range of new houses that grapple with the locales in which they are built. Up north, down south, and on the coast, from small and low-budget to multimillion-dollar dwellings, the focus is on the use of raw materials, energy efficiency, adaptable spaces, and embrace of the great outdoors for which the country is known. Drawings and interviews with the architects shed light on how they apply their intelligence and creativity to produce striking buildings that are uniquely Australian.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 262 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2019


$95.00
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